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First Aid

Horse First Aid for Poisoning

EquiMed Staff

Horse First Aid for Poisoning

by EquiMed Staff

April 10, 2017 13:17

Hungry horses often ingest toxic substances. Learn more about common causes of poisoning, who to call, and what to do when your horse has eaten something …

Fitness And Conditioning

Training Your Horse For More Strength, Power, and Endurance

EquiMed Staff

Training Your Horse For More Strength, Power, and Endurance

by EquiMed Staff

April 15, 2017 15:30

When formulating a strength training program for your horse, it is important to determine whether the primary requirement in the muscles is for power or for …

Healthy Barn

5 Ways to Improve Your Horse Pasture

EquiMed Staff

5 Ways to Improve Your Horse Pasture

by EquiMed Staff

April 28, 2017 11:59

Learn the 5 proven techniques that will provide grazing for your horse throughout most of the year, suppress weeds, and keep your pasture land vital and healthy …

Lameness

Common Causes of Lameness

Flossie Sellers

Common Causes of Lameness

by Flossie Sellers

May 2, 2017 13:59

What makes your horse go lame and where is the lameness located? Here are some tips that will help you answer these questions when you notice that your horse …

Tip of the Day

Be cautious of online equine health forums. Following well intentioned but bad advice can cost you and your horse dearly.

The Dangers of Riding Your Horse in Deep Sand

by Miriam Rieck

May 3, 2017 09:30

Learn about the dangers of riding or conditioning your horse in deep sand. Avoid the strains, stresses and fatigue that come from riding in deep sand …

Nutrition

Slower Feeding is Safer Feeding

EquiMed Staff

Slower Feeding is Safer Feeding

by EquiMed Staff

May 3, 2017 16:55

Horses that gulp their food, especially grains, are likely to suffer digestive tract disturbances, including choke. Why do horses gulp their feed, and what you …

Reproductive Care

Reproductive Care for My Gelding

Deb M. Eldredge, DVM

Reproductive Care for My Gelding

by Deb M. Eldredge, DVM

May 8, 2017 10:50

Sometimes we forget that geldings have all the same equipment as a stallion, save the testicles. Geldings also need periodic reproductive tract care, and are …

Reproductive Care

What it Costs to Breed a Horse

Mark Sellers

What it Costs to Breed a Horse

by Mark Sellers

May 8, 2017 10:54

Deciding to breed your mare is an exciting proposition. Before starting, here are some facts that you should know. Knowing the costs upfront help you make the …

Videos

Hoof Care - Trimming the Donkey

Video of donkey hoof trimming.

Horse Snips

Horse Health Video Shorts

Essentials

Meeting the Horse's Basic Dietary Needs

by EquiMed Staff

May 3, 2017 11:17

Horses require basic nutrition elements in proper proportions and amounts. This article discuss the equine's basic dietary needs, giving you the information you …

General Care

Horse Parasite Control Guidelines

EquiMed Staff

Horse Parasite Control Guidelines

by EquiMed Staff

November 8, 2018 11:24

Read about the many types of parasites that can affect your horse and learn how using the three "arms" of strategic deworming can be an answer to your parasite …

General Care

Horse Vaccination Guidelines

EquiMed Staff

Horse Vaccination Guidelines

by EquiMed Staff

April 21, 2017 10:34

An effective equine vaccination program always begins with a discussion with your veterinarian and why the risk factors in your particular area of the country …

First Aid

Do's and Don'ts of Horse First Aid

EquiMed Staff

Do's and Don'ts of Horse First Aid

by EquiMed Staff

April 10, 2017 10:26

Minor injuries and illnesses in horses can turn into costly or catastrophic situations if not recognized and treated promptly. Read to learn the 5 principles of …

Word of the Day

Ataxia

Inability to coordinate muscle movement.

Want a Healthy Horse? Look to the Way Horses Live in the Wild …

by EquiMed Staff

April 25, 2017 13:06

Over the years, researchers have thoroughly investigated the evolution of horses and determined that the way horses live in the wild can serve as a guide for …

es·sen·tial
/əˈsen(t)SHəl/
adjective
  1. absolutely necessary; extremely important.
    synonyms: crucial, necessary, key, vital, indespensable, important, of the essence, critcal imperative, manditory, compulsory, obligatory

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Quote of the Day

What the colt learns in youth he continues in old age.

French Proverb

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